Country Lebanon
Other countries Jordan, Turkey, Iraq
Region Middle East
Duration Start 13 November, 2015 till 31 March, 2019
Field of expertise Dealing with Conflict, Fragility and Migration
Policy field(s) Community development
Urban and Town planning
Institutional development
Local economic development
Waste Management
Partners DMI (ISMAT B.& MUSSA Z.& ZAYN F.)
Gemeente Almere
Gemeente Den Haag
Gemeente Amsterdam
Funding DSH - Directie Stabiliteit en Humanitaire Hulp
Project code LOGOREP
The programme's overall objective is to strengthen resilience at local government level in order to improve living conditions of the local population and refugees in host communities and refugee settlements.

Its purpose is to maintain service delivery levels at local government level and enable longer-term planning for spatial and economic development, in the context of increased urbanization and pressure on resources.

Primary beneficiaries and target groups:

1. Host communities of Syrian refugees;
2. Syrian refugees.

Secondary beneficiaries and target groups:

1. Local governments in Jordan and Lebanon
2. Line ministries
3. Unions of Municipalities
4. UNHCR
5. UNDP
6. NGOs
7. Public and private sector agencies in targeted areas

The expected results of the project are:
1. Developed capacities of local governments and UNHCR in integrated spatial planning and longer term economic development planning;
2. Developed capacities of local governments and UNHCR in municipal service delivery (e.g. water, sanitation, waste, transport);
3. Quick-win interventions completed in support of the planning process and improvement of service delivery;
4. Improved governance structures in place to ensure sustainability of capacities build at local government level;
5. New approaches and models related to humanitarian response to conflicts are applied by UNHCR, UNDP, national and local authorities.